Hans Zimmer Today is 64 years old. The legendary German composer was often compared to the legendary John Williams, the master he was often called, and not without reason. Admittedly, Zimmer had to go a long way before we could put him in the same category as Williams, but he’s very close to us right now.
In at least one way, Zimmer is the modern John Williams. Williams composed music for some of the biggest blockbusters of the late third and early 21st centuries. Star Wars, Superman, Jazz, Jurassic Park, Third Type Close Encounters, ET The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter-list goes on and on.
If you’ve been listening to movie theme music and watching popular Hollywood movies, you already know a lot about Williams ’work. His influence will only get worse as you learn more about him.
He has defined what film music is for over half a century. So far, he has won 25 Grammy Awards and five Oscars. That’s a very resume, and so far, neither Zimmer nor anyone else has come close to being appreciative.
However, Zimmer did not suffer at all. He occupied a similar position in films of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His credits include The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception, Batman v Superman, Interstellar, and more. The number of famous movies he has provided music for is that he is the true successor of Williams.
True, Zimmer did not dominate the scene like the master. But to reiterate, he comes close to the place that Williams experienced.
Apart from their unique position in the industry, their styles are very different. While Williams Wagner’s vein is completely inclined towards traditional orchestral and classical styles, Zimmer is ready to incorporate electronic music into his work and is well known for actually combining the two styles to create something new like The Dark Knight trilogy. .
Wonderful birthday wishes to the wonderful Hans Zimmer!